FIFA World Cup first semi-final to take place today

They, like us, are desperate for success. It's only right that Three Lions is number one on the chart. They have also met in two friendlies. That's the detail you get in the semifinal of the World Cup.

Belgium can dare to dream of lifting a maiden World Cup, after a dramatic 3-2 win over Japan in the round of sixteen and a defensively composed performance to knock out five times World Champions Brazil with a 2-1 victory.

The coolness displayed by the Real Madrid playmaker in the last-16 tie against the Danes was particularly impressive - having missed a penalty late in extra time, he still stepped up to score another spot-kick only a few minutes later.

If the final four games of this year's World Cup are anything like the last 60, it should be quite an exciting finish.

The Croatian football team made the two-hour and twenty flight from Sochi to Moscow on Sunday afternoon where it will take on England in the semi-final of the World Cup. It's been a unusual campaign for France, who looked subdued all through the group phase. In 2002, 2006 and 2014 they were eliminated in the group stages, and they failed to qualify for the 2010 tournament.

Despite his off-field troubles, Modric been an admirable leader for his team on the field, allowing them to match the great side of 1998 that reached the last four in France.

England's forward Raheem Sterling gestures during the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup quarter-final football match between Sweden and England at the Samara Arena in Samara on July 7, 2018.

Pogba, Mbappe, Giroud, Griezmann and co. will now await the victor of tomorrow's semifinal between England and Croatia. "We know they're top, top players but we have top players too", he said.

Roberto Martinez celebrates Belgium;s quarter-final win over Brazil.

Mr Fleming, a tattooist based in Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, said: "If England don't win, I suggested he have "void" put over the "winners" part, but Teddy said he'd have it over Kane's face". Yes France are very strong in midfield with (Kylian) Mbappe and (Olivier) Giroud but Belgium can upset them.

England have proven themselves as an attacking force, smashing the nation's previous goalscoring record at the FIFA World Cup™, spearheaded by current top scorer, Harry Kane.

  • Rosalie Stanley